Our friend Lacey had a coffee table that she wanted us to redo. She had already given the table a makeover with chalk paint and it looked great. Unfortunately, it had water damage on the top which caused the wood to bubble up and the table actually had a mold spot underneath. She liked the way our rustic coffee table looked like, so we created a similar design for her!
Here, you can see the water damage to the original table top. We were excited to get started making a new top for the table!
We found a coffee table that was being thrown away and it was in pretty bad shape, but we knew we could do something fun with it. I came up with the plan of painting a bold herringbone pattern on the table top and we chose white and gray for the paint colors because those were colors we already had. I love the way the table turned out!
Adam and I decided to redo my old coffee table last weekend. We had an idea to sand the top, hand scrape it with chisels and restain it. When we went to refinish the top, we realized it wasn’t actually real wood, which meant we couldn’t use it–so disappointing! We changed direction and decided to make our own custom table top and we ended up with this beautiful oversized, rustic table.